The Rose Hotel is located on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, 40 miles southeast of San Francisco and adjacent to Livermore Valley and Napa wine countries.
Pleasanton’s historic Main Street, right outside the hotel’s front door, is a pedestrian-friendly tree-lined street with more than 150 stores ranging from shops and boutiques to art galleries and restaurants. Also close by are Stoneridge Mall and San Francisco Premium Outlets, both of which attract shoppers from across the region. Stoneridge Mall is home to 165 stores and restaurants, anchored by the likes of Nordstrom, Macy’s and The Apple Store. San Francisco Premium Outlets has more than 170 name-brand retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The region’s Mediterranean climate lends itself to many leisure activities. There are tournament-caliber golf courses, winery tours, bocce ball courts, hiking trails and horseback riding, to name a few.
Pleasanton and the surrounding Tri-Valley is also a business-rich environment with dozens of medical device, pharmaceutical, software and computer hardware companies. Many of these companies are concentrated at venues such as Bishop Ranch, Hacienda Business Park and Koll Center. Less than an hour away are Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
We trust your visit will be successful and memorable.
Downtown Pleasanton is exceedingly walkable and has a stunning variety of dining and drinking within just a few blocks. Here are a few favorites:
Andy & Yu’s
Phone: (925) 750-8888
Offers fine Chinese cuisine spanning seafood, salads, noodles, and more elevated with an upscale wine list and craft cocktail; don’t miss the classic lunch specials as well.
Continental Fine Dining
Phone: (925) 426-0987
Seasonal menus and an innovative culinary style are paired with stellar service at this local favorite. Salads, pastas, and an array of fish and meat dishes will delight thanks to exceptional ingredients.
Blue Agave Club
Phone: (925) 417-1224
Find Mexican favorites like enchiladas, mole, carnitas, camarones xochitl, and of course, and lip-smacking margaritas at this popular, vibrant spot.
Steak & Seafood Restaurant
Phone: (925) 600-9200
This classic New York-style steak and seafood house uses locally sourced produce and boasts more than 300 wines from around the world, with a focus on California, elsewhere on the West Coast, and Champagne.
Phone: (925) 600-0411
An elegant touch and attention to quality runs through the from-scratch menus here, from breakfast omelets to the French onion soup to steak frites at dinner.
Phone: (925) 417-2222
A romantic ambiance sets the stage for pizza, pastas, hearty seafood and meat dishes, and other Italian specialties, which pair exquisitely with their craft cocktails and impressive wine list.
Pedego Electric Bikes
Bike Rentals, Tours & Sales
Phone: (925) 800-5330
This shop in nearby Livermore offers hourly and daily rentals so you can explore the gorgeous rolling hills with ease. They also organize tours of the Livermore Wine Country and custom tours for groups small or large.
Bike Rentals & Sales
Phone: (925) 248-2453
Located in downtown Pleasanton, this is your headquarters for serious mountain bike rentals by the hour or for multiple days.
FedEx: Pleasanton has numerous authorized FedEx ship centers and drop boxes; these are the closest to us.
FedEx OnSite at Walgreens
1763 Santa Rita Road
Phone: (800) 463-3339
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
6070 Johnson Dr.
Phone: (925) 416-0494
The UPS Store:
Pleasanton has three locations of The UPS Store; the nearest is:
1807 Santa Rita Road, Ste. H
Phone: (925) 846-0276
Firehouse Arts Center
Performing Arts Theater
Phone: (925) 931-4848
This city-owned venue features music, theater productions and art exhibitions; it includes a 220-seat theater for live entertainment (music, theater, film, comedy), as well as a 2000-square-foot gallery and two large classrooms.
Performing & Visual Arts
Phone: (925) 373-6800
Home to the Bankhead Theater, Bankhead Gallery, and Bothwell Arts Center for visual and performing arts. The theater re-opens May 2021 to show films; the galleries are open with limited access and hours.
Museum on Main
Local History Museum
Phone: (925) 462-2766
Easy to access in downtown Pleasanton, this museum offers a fascinating peek at local and regional history and walking tours. As of March 23, 2021, it’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays with free admission.
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds, Festivals & Events
Phone: (925) 426-7600
The fairgrounds usually hosts more than 300 events annually, including the county fair, horse shows, food festivals, and more. Lately, drive-in movies and drive-in bingo have been popular. Check its events calendar for what’s coming up when you’re here.
Main Street Brewery
Restaurant, Brewery & Live Events
Phone: (925) 462-8218
This popular place to eat and drink in the heart of downtown showcases live bands on weekends; check their Facebook page for the latest lineup.
Patelco Sports Complex
Phone: (925) 931-3437
This venue has lighted, synthetic multi-use turf fields, making them usable year-round for sports like football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, and baseball and provide access to thousands of youth and participants.
Iceland Ice Skating
Phone: (925) 829-4444
Freestyle/pick-up hockey games are available here as well as broomball, a fun group activity that’s like hockey without skates. Watch for figure skating and learn to skate re-opening.
Wave Water Park
Swimming & Entertainment Complex
Phone: (925) 574-4800
From lap swimming, aqua fitness, and water walking to parties, this water park hosts locals and visitors alike.
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
Phone: (925) 828-7676
This high-energy center includes trampoline jumping, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk zone and vertical climbing wall.
Umigo GoKart Racing
Go Kart Center
Phone: (925) 373-7223
Go fast and furious here in unregulated fuel go karts on varying, frequently updated track layouts. Reservations required; available for group events like team building and family parties.
Online maps of the Tri-Valley Beer Trail, Tri-Valley Caffeine Trail and Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail show you the best places to stop in the area for brews, frozen treats, and coffee and tea shops. Check the sites for ways to get discounts and earn prizes!
Golf: The Tri-Valley area is known for its extensive selection of golf courses; a few popular ones are Callippe Preserve, Las Positas, Pleasanton Golf Center, and The Course & Grill at Wente. If you’re looking for something specific, our team is always here to help!
Hiking: The Tri-Valley’s many regional parks and preserves offer trails for the novice to experienced hiker. These are close by, but we’re happy to suggest specific hikes for your fitness level and interests.
—Kottinger Park: Kottinger Ranch Trail (easy, 0.9 miles, 22 minutes)
—Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park: Courdet Train from Castleridge Trail (moderate, 3.9 miles, about 2 hours, 14 minutes)
—Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park: Shady Creek Trail to Ridgeline Trail Loop (moderate, 8.6 miles, about 5 hours)
For more information on trails, click on Visit Tri-Valley California.
Horseback Riding: Our neck of the woods is rich with equestrian centers, many of which are beginning to re-open. Ask us for details!
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area: Home to a wide variety of parks and trails for biking and hiking along swimming, kayaking, and more. Check the website for what’s open or closed at any given time due to health and environmental concerns.
Wildflowers: A main attraction in springtime in the Tri-Valley area is the wildflower bloom. Flowers can be fickle, so ask us for the latest hotspots with the most brilliant colors and variety!
Phone: (925) 484-2199
A treasure trove of locally owned small businesses. Visit the Shop Small – Support Local page on the Downtown Pleasanton site for Downtown Spotlights and a full list of local businesses.
Pleasanton Farmers’ Market
Phone: (800) 949-FARM
Held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays year-round at 46 W. West Angela St. (at Main Street). It features family farms, bakeries, kettle corn, honey, cheese, and other goodies to enjoy during your stay.
San Francisco Premium Outlets
Open-air Shopping Mall
Phone: (925) 292-2868
This outlet mall in Livermore attracts chic shoppers from all over the Bay Area with brands like Armani, Coach, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, True Religion, Versace, and many more — over 170 shops in all.
Stoneridge Shopping Center
Phone: (925) 463-2778
Located here in Pleasanton, it’s home to 165 stores and restaurants, including anchors Nordstrom and Macy’s and popular retailers such as Apple, Lego, Sephora, and Uniqlo.
Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
Wedding & Events Center
Phone: (925) 426-8666
A luxurious winery estate that provides picturesque backdrops and exquisite service for your special day.
For other area wedding venues and events centers, please ask our staff.
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Phone: (925) 447-9463
This acclaimed wine region is at our doorstep, boasting more than 50 wineries where you can sample numerous varieties and enjoy the bucolic ambiance. Fine restaurants abound here as well. The website lists all of the wineries, transportation, tours, and more.
Livermore Wine Trolley
Phone: (925) 989-0421
Experience tours through wine country in a vintage trolley-style car with modern amenities, comfortable seating, and large windows for the best views.
Ruby Hill Winery
Phone: (925) 931-9463
Dating from 1883, this is one of the Livermore Valley’s premier destinations for wine, gourmet deli items, wine accessories, and apparel; open daily for tastings (reservations required on weekends).
Phone: (925) 456-2450
Highly acclaimed wines in a breathtaking setting in the rolling hills of the Livermore Valley offer an unparalleled tasting experience; reservations required.